Webinar – NYS Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Drugs


NYS Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Drugs:The Mandatory Pain Management, Palliative Care, and Addiction Education/Training for Prescribers

Speaker:  Terrence Thines, DDS, MS, FAAHD, FACD

Credits: 3

Synopsis:  Widespread concerns related to the current opioid abuse problem in the general population has prompted various strategies to address this crisis. In New York licensed providers with a DEA registration are required to take an approved course once every three years pursuant to Public Health Law ยง3309-a(3). This three-hour webinar provides the required information to enable the licensed provider to prescribe controlled substances consistent with current recommendations and standards of practice in New York State. Participants in this course will understand and be familiar with the New York State Department of Health requirements including:

  • State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances;
  • Pain management;
  • Appropriate prescribing;
  • Managing acute pain;
  • Palliative medicine;
  • Prevention, screening and signs of addiction;
  • Responses to abuse and addiction; and
  • End of life care.


  • Members: $70
  • Non-members: $140


Upon registration you will be sent a link and password to the webinar by email.

Questions…call the Fifth District office at 315-434-9161.